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Academy Hostel

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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Academy Hostel
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Ranked #22 of 238 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the 5 bed dorm for two nights and I enjoyed it. The staff are very nice and helpful and the location is great (right next to the Duomo and a short walk from the main train station). They also provide little social events like happy hour in addition to the free breakfasts. The wifi was slower than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a 50-year-old couple who decided to stay in hostels while traveling Europe to make the most of our traveling dollars, or Euros! This place goes out of its way to live up to its reputation. It is extremely clean, yet comfortable, with an outside courtyard with many tables. They offer a free "Happy Hour" of sorts every evening.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place!! I stayed here 4 nights in late April. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. I am a solo female traveller in my mid twenties. The room - good size, spotlessly clean. Loved the screens between beds so it felt like you had your own area. Loved that there were no bunk beds and you... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Academy hostel is steps away from the Duomo, and walking distance from anywhere else you want to go! Our room was great, each bed was clean and separate from the other one (no bunk beds), we even had a two story room for the 6 of us. This is the cleanest hostel we stayed at on our trip. On top... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you first arrive, you have to notice the hostels name on the buzzer and get rung in, and climb up some stairs at the back of the courtyard. The feeling of being hidden is appealing given the extremely touristy nature of this town. The hostel is located 15 minutes or so from the train station and near the tourist... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has pretty much everything you want! It has a comfortable, homey vibe, the staff were all fantastic and willing to help (thanks to the guys who tried to fix my shoe!). Breakfast is free and in the evenings they serve free pasta and wine for a family dinner, making it easy to mingle with other travellers. I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Academy Hostel is what I hope for when booking hostel stays. They go beyond expected to make everything easy for the traveler. My bed was already made with sheets and a cozy duvet....towel included with no charge. They even give each guest a portable lamp or flashlight for desired light without disturbing roommates. The fresh fruit salad from large... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Firstly the location of this hostel could not be any better. It is about a 10-15 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and is within a minutes walk from the Duomo. This hostel is very centrally located from all the main sites within Florence, which makes exploring the city much less stressful. The rooms are very spacious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Two women; 1 senior 1 middle aged. Private room with bath on top floor. A really good spacious room dresser hanging cupboard walk in shower (yay!!) Beds comfy. Very very clean. Excellent laundry facilities. Wifi iffy on top floor, may be improved now. Best location. Have stayed there twice in last 3 years. Owner often on site making sure all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So many pros and cons with this place. Pros - location is GREAT (minute walk to the duomo), rooms are very clean, breakfast is including (although it was not good), aperitivos every night which were good. Cons - staff was not friendly at all nor did they seem like they cared to help you, they have very strict rules (i.e.... More 

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